|Common Name||Indian gooseberry, Amlaki, adiphala, dhatri, amalaka, amali, amalakamu, usirikai, Anola, Amlika, nellikai, malacca tree, nillika, nellikya, emblic.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 26 feet|
|Flower Colour||Greenish-yellow or pinkish|
|Bloom Time||Late Winter / Early Spring|
Planting And Care
The plant should be kept outdoor in natural bright light but an exposure to direct harsh sunlight can cause damage to the foliage.
A well drained and fertile rich in organic soil is preferred.
Water the plant if it feels dry to touch the topsoil. You can check the moister by poking small stick or finger into the soil.
A handsome amount of water is preferred in the summers while reducing the same in the rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
The plant should be fed organic fertilizers once a month during their growing season.
Make the topsoil lose without interfering the roots so that it can consume the moisture and nutrients easily.
A plant should be re-potted with some fresh potting soil and fertilizers when it outgrows the current pot.
The re-potting should be done late in the evening and it should be kept in the shady place for 2-3 days to provide the suitable climate conditions.
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A dead, infected or damaged part should be disposed away from the planting area.
A natural spray of Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil should be given in case of any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.
Avoid over-watering this plant when the pot doesn’t have any drainage holes.
Indian Gooseberry Care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
The plant should be kept in natural indirect light.
A finger or a stick can be poked into the soil to check the soil moisture.
Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Do not re-pot it, after receiving it for a minimum of two months.
Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:
|Sunlight||Natural bright light.|
|Watering||Water the plant if it feels dry to touch the topsoil. You can check the moister by poking small stick or finger into the soil.A handsome amount of water is preferred in the summers while reducing the same in the rainy season.|
|Soil||Soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.|
|Temperature||Up to 40 degrees Celsius.|
|Fertilizer||The plant should be fed organic fertilizers once a month during their growing season.Make the topsoil lose without interfering the roots so that it can consume the moisture and nutrients easily.|
Indian Gooseberry Special Feature
The fruit of this plant has high antioxidant content.
Indian Gooseberry Uses
- Highly used in many ayurvedic and pharmaceutical preparations.
- It is packed with several medicinal properties such as antiviral, anticancer, anti-diabetic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.
- The Amla fruit is used in various sauces, candy, dried chips, pickle, jellies and powder.